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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Kagoshima

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Bishop Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano
Bishop Hiroaki Nakano
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Bishop Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano
13-42 Terukuni-cho,
Kagoshima-shi 892-0841, Japan

Phone: (099)226-5100
Fax :225-0440
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Nakano was born on April 15, 1951, in Kagoshima. He studied philosophy and theology at St. Sulpice Major Seminary of Fukuoka. He later obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Urban University of Rome. Bishop Nakano was ordained a priest on April 2, 1978 for the diocese of Kagoshima.

Pope Francis on July 7, 2018. appointed Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano the new bishop of Kagoshima.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Paul Kenjiro Koriyama (3 Dec 2005 Appointed - 7 Jul 2018 Retired)
  • Bishop Paul Shin’ichi Itonaga (1970 - 2005)
  • Bishop Paul Shin'ichi Itonaga (1970-2005)
  • Bishop Joseph Asajiro Satowaki (1955-1968)
  • Msgr. Francis Ichitaro Ideguchi (1940-1955 Prefect Apostolic)
  • Bishop Paul Aijiro Yamaguchi (1936-1940 Administrator Apostolic)
  • Msgr. Egide Roy, O.F.M. (1927-1936 Prefect Apostolic)

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